Month: May 2022

Meet Digital Literacy Guide, Jakeob Ward

Tell us about your job and how the position came to be.

The Digital Literacy Guide position was created towards the end of 2021 with funds received from a grant provided by the Windgate Foundation. CALS wanted to focus in on providing some one-on-one assistance for people dealing with technology-related barriers,

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Oceans of Possibilities, Oceans of Fun!

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is almost here and this year is packed with fun events, cool projects, and of course, lots of reading! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and explores stories of mysteries, adventure, friendships and more that take place deep within the sea.  Registration is free and available at

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Free up some cash with Freegal

There is not a shortage of streaming music services, but free services that also include downloads that you can keep? Tell me more.

With your CALS card, you get a number of digital services like e-books, audio books, podcasts, and even magazines. But with Freegal, you also have access to music. Patrons can stream unlimited music as well as download up to 5 songs each week and keep those MP3 files forever.

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What are you reading, Ryan Davis?

Ryan Davis is one of the newest CALS Board Members. We managed to catch him between working as the Director of Children’s International at UALR and a CALS board meeting.

Why did you join the CALS board? 
I joined because I asked and because I believe that libraries like schools are an important and vital part of the things we as citizens own in common.

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